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HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK: A WEEK OF FICTION writing in an informal salon-style atmosphere — read, write & workshop at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains and along the Hudson River – Spend time with the visiting literary luminaries, including Emily Barton & Joshua Ferris— Feed your imagination with bucolic settings, daily writing exercises, intensive workshops, story consultations, fantastic family-style meals & nightly guest readings.

Days begin with a freshly baked breakfast & a group writing exercise.

A daily fiction workshop led by Nelly Reifler, Thisbe Nissen & Jay Baron Nicorvo. Casual lunches following workshop—grab a sandwich to take on an excursion to the Saugerties Lighthouse, Kaaterskill Falls, up Lookout Mountain, to the stone quarry sculpture of Opus 40, the local horse shows…

Spend afternoons in the garden, swimming in the Plattekill, writing on the porch or looking out over the Hudson River, exploring the Saugerties/Woodstock area. Reconvene in early evening for cocktails, followed by a capital dinner, featuring local & homegrown foods, cooked by Chef Jonathan Dixon.

A special guest fiction writer will join us each evening for dinner & a reading.

$500 PER PERSON, with three square meals a day. Lodging isn’t included, but delightfully rustic & extremely affordable kamping kabins have been reserved at the nearby Koa. There are also local hotels, motels & B&Bs. For more information & application form, go to

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